Sunday, 17 May 2015

UK Games Expo Newsletter

Really looking forward to this event...first time I've ever been as a customer rather than 'working' it in some manner...

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12 Days until the Best Gaming Weekend in the UK

Greetings. It is not long now until 3 days of gaming at UK Games Expo.

This coming Thursday at Midnight our highly trained ticketing team (Tony) will switch off the booking system.
I repeat: ticketing goes OFFLINE THU 21st May Midnight.
You can buy entry tickets and all events tickets on the weekend (with the exception of miniatures events which we close bookings down for on Thu.).
I say again - you WILL still be able to buy entry tickets on the weekend as well as tickets for those events that still have spaces..
So this next 6 days is your final chance to ensure you can do what you want to do on the weekend. We've listed below some events you might want to check out and book now.
Next weekend we will publish our Guide to Expo. All you need to know if attending the UK's biggest and best Hobby Games Convention.
Richard, Tony, Pat, John. Lindsey and Keith
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Board Games

This year the UK Catan Championship is our biggest ever. We are aiming for 100 entries. The winner gets to go to Vienna this year and the USA next year to represent the UK on all expenses paid trips thanks to Mayfair Games.
The winner of the UK Carcassonne Championship likewise will go to Germany to represent the UK.
There are other choices of board game events that still have spaces available. To book a board game event click this link.


The miniatures events category is our second biggest in terms of numbers of events. Lots of choices and most still have spaces. There are some juicy prizes including £1000 for the Warzone Resurrection winner, and World Championship places in the Wizkids events.
book a miniatures event click here.


Our massive schedule still has lots of choice to offer including Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, Squadron UK and others.
To book an RPG game click here.

Card Games

Fancy trying your hand in Dicemasters, Doomtown, The Spoils, Xi Cards, Lords of War and other options?
To book a card game click here.
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Live Gaming Entertainment

In addition to all that we have two great gaming related entertainment events
Book in now
THE DARK ROOM is the world's only live-action videogame! The audience is trapped inside a TEXT ADVENTURE GAME and must escape. £1000 grand prize, if anyone manages to make it out. If not, there's a table of cheap crap you won't want, but have to take home. Get ready, this is audience vs stand-up comedian in a game of wits, nostalgia, cunning and logic. YOU AWAKE TO FIND YOURSELF IN A DARK ROOM!
4,000,000 YouTube hits, as played by Ian Livingstone, Mark Watson, Brendon Burns, Jhonen Vasquez. "NOT TO BE MISSED" - The Guardian, "Watching audiences try to tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around - don't miss it." - Daily Telegraph
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Hosted by John Robertson (Challenge TV's Videogame Nation).
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Book in now
Award-winning comedian James Cook explores the rapidly growing phenomenon of table-top gaming and how it can change your life for the better AND save the world.
He'll look at the games everyone knows (Monopoly, Cluedo, Risk, Scrabble) and why most of them are objectively rubbish, and then share some Rule hacks that make them fun.
During the show, the audience will be able to play versions of classic retro games live on stage (and win prizes!) as well as 1 or 2 games they didn't even know they were already playing.
In an attempt to reclaim the word 'Gamer', he'll explain why computer games are evil, and which new board games will make your kids win at life.

Bring and Buy

Don't forget to get on and pre register your Bring and Buy goodies.
You will still be able to do all this on the day BUT to significantly reduce the waiting time on arrival do yourself and every one a favour and register in advance.
If you turn up and have to queue a long time because you have not done this Tony will stand by ready to laugh and point like that kid in The Simpsons.

Come to the Coiledspring Games Pre-show Sneakpeak!

Arriving at UKGE on the Thursday?

Whether a visitor, guest or exhibitor you will be excited to see the shiny new games.
Why wait until Friday?
You are all invited to the Coiledspring Pre-show Sneak Peak Games night.
Exhibitors, if you are at UKGE on the THU night, Coiledspring invites you to bring along one or two new games each, grab some table space and some innocent looking gamers and let them try them out.
Gamers –we know some of you arrive early. Get your gaming kickstarted with the sneakpeak!
There will be a cash bar in the room serving Pints of Becks, house red and white wine, crisps and soft drinks.
THU 7pm till 11 Colonial Suite No Charge
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